do you find it scary to look at yourself in the mirror in d middle of the night?

self-reflection. - looking at one's self thru a mirror.
@secretbear (19472)
Philippines
March 16, 2007 8:14am CST
im fond of looking at my own reflection in a mirror. but i find it scary to even glance in a mirror or anything that may reflect my image if its in the middle of the night, lights out or lights up. it gives me the creeps. it makes my imagination run wild like if i look at it even for about only 10 seconds, something scary might show up. its insane but that's how i feel. ^__^;; sometimes, even if i just stare at my own eyes/face for more than a minute at any time of the time, it feels as if my face changes into someone. and it makes me frightened and look away from me. ^__^;; do u think this is ridiculous?
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27 responses
• United States
18 Mar 07
Whoa, I never heard of "nightmirrorphobia" before! lol Hmmmm, maybe you have a tormented or restless soul my friend. Who knows, perhaps you have another soul trying to be seen or heard.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
well its not actually a phobia. ^__^;; i dont want to think that its another soul or maybe another part of me, coz when i stare at my face for a very long time, eye to eye, it really changes into a menacing look. now i dont want to have another "me" with that kind of look! ^.^
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• United States
19 Mar 07
How long have you felt this way about looking into mirrors or reflective items at night? Are you happy with your life at the moment, personal and professional? ‹(°¿°)›
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
i dont know when it started. i think about this seldom anyway and i dont really have time to stare at myself in the mirror for a long time. ^__^ if i say im happy with my life right now, in general, i'd be lying big time. ^__^;; i know im not satisfied with my life and there had been many times when i feel kinda, not kinda, but really bored! ^__^;;
@gberlin (3836)
16 Mar 07
Some people say that if you look in the bathroom mirror at midnight you will see who your boyfriend will be. A variation of that for older girls was that they would see who they were going to marry. A scary version says that if you stare in the mirror at midnight you will see the devil. And yet another legend has to do with Bloody Mary. It said that at midnight if you said Bloody Mary 3 times while looking in the mirror you would see her and all kinds of bad things could happen to you. None of these legends have been proven and are stories passed down from generation to generation.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
i've heard that legends. the first two are also popular here in our country though i dont believe on that. the one with bloody mary is scary! i've only heard of that recently from an episode of supernaturals when they had to stop something menacing concerning ghosts from mirrors. i wouldnt dare call bloody mary!
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@decimus785 (1421)
• Aruba
16 Mar 07
I like seeing my self in the mirror but during the day. But in the middel of the night i imagine my own reflection attacking me.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
the night really makes a difference right? the dark makes anything scary.
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@Zalvor (728)
• Turkey
16 Mar 07
No. In fact I had similar experiences of my own. I imagine like my face is metamorphosing and becoming...like a monster. It's scary for sure. Especially if you try it in a dark room lit only by a candle.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
its really scary right? im not imagining things when im just staring at myself, after a while, it just come into my mind that my eyes are changing and my whole expression is changing. its scary and i immidiately look away.
@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
my imagination too run wild in the middle of the night. that is why I do not have a mirror in my room. the mirrors are in the bathroom and in the sala. I do not even watch my self in the mirror once I take a leak in the middle of the night. mirrors are useful. they are used to watch ourselves as we look at our happy or tired faces. I make faces in the mirror too. I do not look myself in the mirror because I think crazy things in my mind, and something scary might show up in the mirror. have you been like this ever since? have you really seen monsters reflect in your mirror? sometimes reflections from objects or trees begin to make crazy reflections in our mind.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
no. thank goodness i havent seen any monsters in our mirror when i look at it. if it did it would probably give me a trauma. ^__^;; i like looking at mirrors and see my reflection but usually during DAYTIME or maybe at night if the lights are on. but if its dark, no thanks. i'd rather look like a witch with a messy hair than look at the mirror and be scared. LOL do you know the story about the student who saw a d-e-vil in the dorm's mirror? the story says the student started praying the Our Father but the d-emon only prayed along with him. ^__^;;
@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
that is one scary story. but indeed demons do know God. as I think they are fallen angels. but they do not believe in Christ. but of course in those situations we could do nothing but pray.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
of course. ^__^ but if the d_e_vil is a fallen angel will it be thwarted by a prayer to the Lord who used to be the d-e-vil's former master?
@ambouxz (21)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
if you think you're ridiculous, how about me? am i insane? it gives me goosebumps, even to attempt to look at myself in comfort room mirrors. same with your imaginaiton that something scary might show up, or my face would turn into a devil, and he would talk to me, and laugh so mean...eww..i don't like it. to tell you the truth, i dont put decorations with faces in my room. coz at night, i feel like all those pictures are staring at me. so now secret bear, do you think you're ridiculous?
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
ok... im not ridiculous anymore. only a bit. ^__^;; and you're more ridiculous than me! hehe.. reminds me of an urban legend where someone went to the cr in the middle of the night and when he saw his reflection in the mirror, a devil suddenly appeared before him. he recited a prayer to thwart the devil away but guess what.. the devil prayed with him!
@jsumbing (155)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
bring a candle with you...maybe instead of the devil, you'll find your husband-to-be
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
do you really believe in that sem??? ^__^ did you try that at home? hehe..
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
9 Oct 07
Oh...interesting. Maybe you've seen too many horror movies, secretbear he he... I've never felt such a thing, though, even though I love horror movies, as well he he he...
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
i've seen too many horror movies alright but when I look at the mirror I don't think of them or relate any of them to what I see in the mirror. it just happens when I stare too much. ^__^;;
• Finland
5 Nov 07
Hi, secretbear! Ooohhhh...then you must have such a WILD imagination then he he he he...^_________^
• China
18 Oct 07
Actually I never tried to look into the mirror at the midnight. I read too many horror fiction or ghost stories which told looking into the mirror in midnight is very dangerous. As you see, I don't believe them, but I'm also not brave enough. Of course, I look into the mirror at night before going to bed. But I never think too much. In addition, sometimes mirror is special thing in Chinese tradition and it is a important factor in many ghost stories. Hei,secretbear, I think you're so brave.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
LOL i am not that brave orangjuice. ^__^;; although most of the time i am, oftentimes i just pretend to be. LOL i love reading horror fiction and ghost stories too. and i love hearing ghost stories. usually it only takes a night or a day for me to forget about it and freak out with it. LOL but it passes and even if i remember them, i wouldn't be that freaked out. ^__^;;
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
Sometimes, when I have to go to the bathroom past midnight, I avoid looking at the bathroom mirror. I have an active imagination and I just can't stop thinking that maybe something will be staring back at me!yaiks! Especially when I saw the movie, "The Ring". Lol! I totally avoided looking at a mirror at night, thinking that Sadako with her pretty eye, looking straight at me.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
LOL i forgot! sadako did appear in a mirror when her mother was combing her hair in front of it. ^__^;; yikes! i shouldn't have remember this! it'll be hard to forget about this! .
@ggaaiill (196)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
Yes I find very scary indeed. So I dont do it specially at midnight and I am only the one who's awake. I got scared of the thought of seeing other image other than my self when I check the mirror at midnight. Or that someone unknown to me might pass while viewing myself in the mirror. Also when I sleep at my grandparents house, I make sure that mirrors are covered if the mirror is facing the bed. While watching TV, This person who are experts about this stuff, says that if you are sleeping and your bed is facing the mirror, chances are your spirit or soul can use the mirror to travel in another dimension. That is the reason why people sometimes they dream of flying and seeing their own body lying in bed.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
dang! is that true?? coz i have dreamt before that i was looking at myself sleeping! or dreaming that i was dreaming in my dream! i just can't remember if during that times i was sleeping in front of a mirror. and i often dream of myself flying! i will check if my bed is facing any mirror in my room. i dont think using a mirror to travel different dimensions is safe. i mean, is that even possible? and if its possible, will there be any danger that the soul would not be able to go back??? scary.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
9 Oct 07
I do not like looking at myself in the middle of the night. It is not that it is scary or anything. It is that I am not sure whether I am awake or dreaming. In most cases, I am dreaming and I see a different me, either a younger me or an older me with my hair completely white. Then I look around and see that even my house is different, it is much better looking, there are more rooms, a really big kitchen -- I do dream big don't I? I am too tired to star at the mirror otherwise. I just go to the washroom, finish what I am doing, and am back to bed.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
well dreams are supposed to be bigger than reality so that's understandable. i even dream big things too like im in the air flying, or i'm in a place i haven't been to and there's too much that i get to see. ^__^ i guess if i dream of myself looking at the mirror and seeing a different person, i'd be scared too like in real life. ^__^;;
@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
9 Oct 07
Not at all, but frankly i dont usually have compelling reasons to check myself in the mirror in the night unless i got a serious accident on my face and in that case i dont even get scared at all looking at myself!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
well that's very brave of you. ^__^ but scars dont usually scare me. when i stare too much at the mirror, its my eyes that scare me most.
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
I don't find it scary if the lights are on. But if the lights are out, I try to avoid looking at the mirror even if it's right in front of me. I'm afraid I might see something/someone behind me, like in horror movies. hehe
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
me too! I don't like looking at the mirror when its dark. I always imagine that some other being would be looking straight back at me. ^__^;;
• Singapore
21 Sep 07
Your imagination is indeed going wild. I guess probably is that you've watched many horror movies on mirror scenes. I do have such imagination as well but it's not about my reflection turning into gross devil. My imagination is such that there is a ghost passing by behind me. It is indeed creepy at times.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
I haven't had enough of horror movies. LOL I would continue watching them even if it makes my imagination run wild. ^__^ I'm scared of ghosts too! they are just so creepy. even if we know they couldn't really hurt us, I mean, their mere existence is very creepy!
@singlepixel (2743)
21 Sep 07
not ridiculous at all...if i see a weird figure other than myself in the mirror in the middle of the night, i'll call it and try to talk to it, but every time i do it, the figure runs away! i guess i'm scarier than it...lol....kidding..
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
you see another figure when you look at the mirror at night? maybe its your shadow? and when you try to call it you're the one who gets scared and you run away. LOL
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Most mornings I am scared to see myself in the mirror! What a beast! hhahahaha! Honestly, I used to do stuff like that when I was younger with friends. We used to turn the lights out in the bathroom and say Bloody Mary 3 times and the image of Marie Antoinette was so supposed to be visible in the mirror with her bloody head. It never happened, but it was so scary to try! We had a lot of fun.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
i've watched an episode of Supernaturals when sam and dean were faced with the bloody mary legend. that was scary. who is marie antoinette?
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
LOL! I remember something when i read this discussion. hehhe. There was a time when i had a scary dream i woke up and suddenly i saw my face at the mirror and i shout as HAAAAAAAAAAAAA! and i run out from my room to my parents room. Then i got slept there with my parents until morning. HEHEH.LOL! sounds so weird!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
LOL that's very funny! but I guess it was scary for you at that time. maybe you dreamt of something bad that's why you got scared of your own reflection. LOL you must be laughing at it now whenever you remember it. ^__^
• United States
19 Sep 07
I do not find it scary to look at myself in the mirror in the middle of the night. It would freak me out if I turned on the lights and Phil Specter was behind me, that guy is just creepy.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
LOL I don't know who phil specter is but I know anyone would be surprised and a bit scared if they turned on the lights and they see someone standing beside them who wasnt there before. ^__^;;
@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
tOinkz! hehehehe.... :p I can only look at the mirror before I go to sleep, when I have to apply moisturizer and you know, girLy stuffs. tehehehe! :p I don't feel creepy when looking at the mirror in the middle of the night - I am more scared going downstairs from my room to get some water at the kitched, and the lights are all out. Eeeeehh! hehehe... And anyway, we are just the ones who scare ourselves. LOL... Blame it to our wild imagination! Grrrr! :p Take care, secretbear and God bless!
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
I do some girly stuff too at night. but with the lights on! and that would be eraly in the evening. ^__^ and unlike you, most of he time, I'm not scared to go downstairs and have a glass of water or go to the toilet even if the lights are off. however, I am scared to pass by our full-length mirror before our stairs coz its dark in that area. LOL and I would begin to imagine what sort of scary things I would see if I look at it. ^__^;; so I hurry up when I pass by it, just to be safe. yeah, its our wild imagination's fault. but we wouldn't be able to imagine anything if we are not fed with scary stuff right? ^__^
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I am the same exact way! I love my own reflection but never at night. I don't like to look out windows at night either.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
so do I! when I look out the windows at night, I always imagine that i'll see something unusual and scary. ^__^;; and worst, it might be looking at me too! LOL